Friday, November 1, 2013
ClockTowerTenants has reached a milestone,
almost 150,000 page views in 1886 posts.
Other interesting things happened in 1886, too.
The first Mercedes Benz was patented by Karl Benz.
An international copyright agreement called The Berne Convention put “The Pirate Publisher” on notice.
Coca Cola was launched with real cocaine by John Pemberton, a pharmacist in Georgia.
Grover Cleveland was our President.
The first trainload of fresh oranges left Los Angeles for New York on the transcontinental railroad.
After almost 30 years of fighting, famous native American Geronimo finally surrendered in Arizona.
The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York harbour.
Iconic architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was also born in 1886.
If you live in the ClockTower,
your loft has witnessed 127 years of south Bronx history.
Welcome home. Thanks for following our blog.
And have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
99¢ was a lot of money to me back in 1966.
I was 14 and earning 90¢ an hour at Ann's the local coffee shoppe, washing dishes, mopping floors.
The national average of $50,000 earns $25.00 in an hour, today.
But that record album looked so cool in the shop.
Phantom of the Opera music.
Yeah. Gotta have it.
This music is scary stuff.
If you have a party tonight, cue this up.
It sure worked for Lon Chaney.
Have a Happy Halloween!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
for strangers in the night.
October 29, 2012
One year ago today the ClockTower woke with a watery hangover.
We drank almost 3 feet of the Harlem River the night before.
ClockTowerTenants shot photos of the hood and put them up throughout the evening.
Other Bronx websites linked back to ours and traffic spiked to tens of thousands.
Now it’s back to the three or four of you who visit everyday.
If you want to see where we were last year at this time, the links will take you there.
Bring dry socks.